Filmmaker Michael Bay is being accused of pigeon cruelty through the filming of his Netflix movie, “6 Underground.”
The 2018 hit movie was shot in Rome, Italy, and authorities there have been on Bay’s path for a number of years. In keeping with a supply who was near the manufacturing, a homing pigeon was by chance slaughtered by a dolly in the course of a scene. One other unidentified individual on the set witnessed the hen’s homicide go down and snapped a photograph earlier than reporting the incident to the police. Whereas this may not be a giant deal to most, pigeons are a protected species in Italy, making it unlawful to hurt or kill them.
Regardless of the alleged proof in opposition to him, Bay says the “paparazzi photo” tells a false narrative. As an alternative, he maintains that he has a number of eyewitnesses, video, and security officers who had been current that can clear his title. Bay, a longtime animal lover, is assured that he might be discovered not responsible when he lastly has his time within the courtroom.
Bay was initially provided a deal by Italian police to pay a nice and settle the matter for good. He declined as a result of the settlement would have required the 57-year-old to plead responsible to killing the animal, one thing he’s adamant didn’t occur.
The Italian authorities declined to remark publicly on the case.